Richard Branson: how to start a business

Is starting a business easy?  The entrepreneurs you see on TV or producing videos online make it seem so natural, as if having a solid business idea and the skills to turn it into a reality is as simple as riding a bike.

We decided to ask Sir Richard Branson. He invited a few friends along to join the debate and we put them on a stage in front of an audience of 400 people who are about to start their own businesses.

This 35-minute chat between Sir Richard Branson, Sir Brian Souter, founder of Stagecoach and Jim Cregan, co-founder of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee talks about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and reveals how each of them came to start their own businesses.